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Firmenich Inaugurates New Grasse Naturals Facility

Posted: July 11, 2011

Firmenich (Geneva) held the official inauguration of its new natural ingredients innovation center in Grasse, France. Developed over two years to help lead innovations in the field of natural ingredients, the new center features state-of-the-art labs, modern extraction workshops, new CO2 extractors, and improved capacities in the fields of molecular distillation and rectification.

The company will also continue to process products such as rose centifolia, mimosa and violet leaves in its Tourrettes sur Var facility, a smaller extraction plant for primary extracts.

With this range of technologies assembled in one location, the new center is key to Firmenich continuing its implementation of an innovation strategy that focuses on the production of high-tech specialties, as well as the combination of naturals and synthetics.